People trapped as buildings cave in after Taiwan earthquake


At least four people have died and dozens more are trapped in buildings after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook a city on the east coast of Taiwan.

At least five buildings in Hualien City caved in and were shown tilting on their sides in the tourist port city.

Rescuers are working to reach five people they know are trapped in buildings, while more than 140 are unaccounted for.

The worst hit was a military hospital which rescuers have propped up with cranes as it leans at about 45 degrees.

A hotel employee died after the bottom three floors of the Marshal Hotel caved in while another person died in a residential building.

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